Joseph Griffin was out for a jog late last month in a Deltona, Florida, neighborhood.
Griffin is a former military policeman and works as a registered nurse. So when he was stopped by police, he responded as such a guy would — he was calm and cooperative.
“Deputies stopped him for fitting the description of a burglary suspect they were searching for,” WSAV-TV reported. “The deputies said they were looking for a black male with a white tank top, dark shorts, and a beard — which Griffin matched.”
Griffin pulled out his phone and began livestreaming on Facebook.
“Just bear with me, because you fit the description,” a deputy is heard saying on the video. “I’m not saying you’re guilty, [but] my sergeant’s telling me to detain you.”
Griffin tells the deputy he “just had a daughter born two days ago.”
“Again, buddy, you’re not under arrest,” the deputy says.
Griffin moves to put his cell phone down as he